Does your data tell a story? Do you know what defines success? Acolyst believes that companies should be able to look at results quickly, easily, and often. Our methodology enables you to swiftly and accurately answer “How are we doing?” and then make changes quickly and decisively as needed.
Acolyst has the experience, proven methodologies, documentation tools and institutional knowledge that you need to create a solid view into your organization’s performance, based on defined metrics and indicators. Contact us today to learn more about how Acolyst can help your data tell an actionable, accurate story.
The business world moves so quickly, that decision makers often don’t have the opportunity to ask “How are we doing?” Not only that, but decision makers are frequently not receiving the correct information from across their organization to determine whether they are achieving the strategic goals they set out to accomplish.
Winston Churchill once drily observed “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” Here at Acolyst, we believe that companies should be able to look at results quickly, easily, and often. Analyzing performance is akin to enjoying the fruits of your labor after sowing the seeds of opportunity. Soon, it is time to ask the question, “How did we do?” And, more importantly, you must be able to accurately answer that query and make changes quickly and decisively as needed.
Performance is the accomplishment of a given task measured against standards of accuracy, completeness, cost, and speed.
In order to truly transform your business – to execute your strategies – you must have insight, trust, and confidence about the realities of how your firm is performing. Knowing the key questions to ask, and what to do with those answers is the secret to achieving long-term success from your initiatives.
Acolyst has the experience, proven methodologies, documentation tools and institutional knowledge that you need to create a solid view into your organization’s performance, based on defined metrics and indicators. Realizing that your company must be agile in order to meet challenges and turn them into opportunities, Acolyst provides your team with a living, breathing solution that enables you to easily determine the “state of the nation” on any given day, and make adjustments to meet strategic initiatives when necessary.
Performance Based Exercises
Before you can measure “success,” you must have a clear vision of what institutes success in your organization and your industry. Acolyst’s experienced team helps clients to crystallize this vision and identify the important measures, metrics, KPIs and targets to capture. By implementing flexible, manageable, and effective tracking systems, Acolyst enables you to have the right tools in place to evaluate progress and notice patterns.
A good performance management process and system not only evaluates incoming data, but allows you to contrast it with your overarching strategic plan.
Among other key things, Acolyst helps clients implement the appropriate tools and processes to determine:
- Was and/or is the target being met? Did the result provide the expected planned outcome?
- Was and/or is the organization able to maintain or enhance the strategy over a period of time, or does it need to retract?
- Was and/or is the strategy map flexible enough to be modifiable or refined?
In addition, Acolyst understands that each organization views data differently, and believes strongly in perfecting the design aspect of performance management. Working with clients, Acolyst customizes the visual appearance of performance management tracking tools to your needs, through graphical charts, symbols, and applications. By using “pictures” to tell the story whenever possible, decision makers are able to make strategic decisions more effectively and intuitively.
When creating advanced visualization systems, the following is a pictorial view of what Acolyst considers and offers services around when working with clients.